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Chelsea Manning drops in to pro-Trump party in New York (PHOTO)

Chelsea Manning has made a shock appearance at an event celebrating the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, organized by the alt-right movement’s biggest media personalities. The ‘Night for Freedom’, which was billed as a celebration of “life, culture, music and mindset,” was hosted by conservative commentator Mike Cernovich in New York. Cernovich’s fellow conservatives James O’Keefe and Gavin McInnes ...

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Party like it’s 2014: Russian oil drillers reap profits not seen since days of $100 crude

Though current oil prices are still far from their peak of four years ago, Russian drillers are having best start to the year since 2015. And the key reason for that is the relatively-weak national currency. Stocks in Russian energy companies have started the year with impressive growth thanks to increased prices for crude futures as well as the ruble ...

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Facebook “Watch Party” lets Groups view videos simultaneously

Facebook’s turning its push for well-being through active, not passive, content consumption into a feature with its new test of “Watch Party”. It allows Group admins to pick any public video on Facebook and show it to their members at the same time with a dedicated comment reel to create a “shared viewing experience”. Live videos on Facebook generate six ...

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'Battle for sovereignty': Swiss party kicks off campaign to scrap Free Movement deal with EU

A right-wing Swiss party has started a campaign for a referendum to scrap a deal allowing border-free travel of EU citizens to Switzerland, potentially adding to bilateral tensions. The right-wing and anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party (SVP) and Action for Independent and Neutral Switzerland (AUNS) popular movement have until July 2019 to amass the required 100,000 signatures in order for the ...

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UKIP is a mess’: Fury among supporters as chaos strikes party and leaders do battle on FACEBOOK

Nigel Farage’s UKIP is falling apart around new leader Henry Bolton’s ears – despite the party claiming that it is preparing “to go to war” to defend Brexit. The right-wing party is collapsing after the leader’s personal life became a subject of public embarrassment. Bolton left his wife to start dating a 25-year-old UKIP activist. Days later, it emerged that ...

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Trump supporters give media 21% approval rating, worst for party in power in the world – survey

Contrary to the popular maxim that the party in power tends to be more satisfied with the media, just 21 percent of Trump supporters subscribe to that view. Conversely, non-Republicans hold the media in much higher esteem. The comprehensive study reveals a vast disparity in how Americans on both sides of the political aisle view the way their media is ...

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Communist party poll-ratings rise after non-communist contender enters fray

The nomination of farm mogul Pavel Grudinin as a candidate in Russia’s upcoming presidential election has seen a significant rise in the Communists’ popularity rating, even though the new challenger is not a party member. A survey by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center showed that the ratings of the CPRF have reached 11 percent, with the Communists surpassing the ...

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Party like a Russian (peasant): Christmas festival mixes Orthodox and pagan rites

Despite Christianity’s attempts to sanitize it, Russia’s midwinter festival, Svyatki, is the most anarchic, mystical and obscene pagan extravaganza you’ve never been to. Is it too late to join in? Translated as Holy Days, Svyatki begin on Christmas Day – January 7 according to the lagging Julian Calendar used by the Orthodox Church, and end on Epiphany on January 19, ...

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Intrigue over vanishing tweet announcing Grayling as Conservative Party Chairman

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 13:01 Edited time: 8 Jan, 2018 13:16 The conservative party has deleted a tweet announcing its new chairman, adding a touch of drama to Monday’s cabinet reshuffle. Chris Grayling was announced as chairman, causing a stir online when the tweet was retracted. What had been expected to be a run-of-the-mill reshuffle is now shrouded in ...

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Snow stops $4k theft at North Dakota party store

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 23:03 Edited time: 6 Jan, 2018 23:04 As the US shivers amid record low temperatures and colossal amounts of snow, the adverse weather appears to have redeemed itself – preventing the theft of party and craft supplies worth $ 4,000. It took Dustin Johnson, 22, more than 7 hours to meticulously pack his cart with ...

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